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A Radical Prayer for Personal Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol
06.13.18

Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and Nonviolence is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. With reflections on each continent, wildlife, and homelessness among many more topics, John Dear guides us … read more

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Watch John Dear’s Book Tour Lecture in Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by Erin Bechtol
06.12.18

On April 10, John Dear brought his 50 city book tour for his new book, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change, to the Sylvania Francis Village, held at Lourdes University Franciscan Center. In his … read more

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Continuing the Witness of Kings Bay Plowshares

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.25.18

by Jessica Stewart (for the Kings Bay Plowshares)   On April 4, 2018, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King,  Liz McAlister, 78, Stephen Kelly S.J., 70, Martha Hennessy, 62, Clare Grady, 58, Patrick … read more

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John Dear in Sarasota, Florida

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.24.18

On his nationwide book tour, John Dear stopped in Sarasota, FL at First Congregation United Church of Christ to discuss his latest work, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change. His speech was recorded, … read more

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Ken Butigan Helps Young Leaders Organize Peace Summit

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.23.18

On Monday, April 9, DePaul’s Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program hosted a peace summit in collaboration with Perspectives Middle Academy in an effort to build skills, foster relationships and develop plans to end violence across Chicago. More than 150 students … read more

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War on the Central Coast

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.19.18

From Ruth Ann Angus, CNV Week of Action Organizer and Nonviolent Cities Coordinator for Morro Bay, CA.  Ruth Ann writes a reflection after John Dear visited on his book tour and what it is like to live in such a … read more

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Money Spent on Missile Strike Could Have Been Invested in Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.18.18

by George Cassidy Payne   Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed that the U.S. used more than twice as many missiles as it did in a 2017 strike on Syria’s Sharyat Airbase on April 7, 2017. That attack used 59 Tomahawk … read more

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A Brief Review of The Souls of Poor Folk: Connecting to the Movement of Movements

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.17.18

As Campaign Nonviolence invites everybody to join in connecting the dots of violence and injustice, Poor People’s Campaign continues to analyze and challenge the intersectional issues facing our country. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has published The Souls of Poor … read more

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From Despair to Healing to Activism

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.09.18

Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan will join Taigen Dan Leighton, Jack Lawlor, and Melissa Bryce for a talk on “Buddhist Contemplation in Hard Times” at DePaul University in Chicago. Dr. Charles Strain will be hosting the speakers for a discussion … read more

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Kings Bay Plowshares

Posted by Erin Bechtol
04.06.18

Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. They entered on Wednesday night April 4.  Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command: “beat swords into plowshares.” The … read more

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John Dear Interview at The Progressive

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

In between book tour stops for his new book They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change, John Dear stopped by the office of The Progressive for an interview with Norman Stockwell. Over the course … read more

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A JUSTICE THAT HEALS

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by George Payne From June 28-30, 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the International Restorative Justice Conference in Burlington, Vermont. The conference was entitled “Global Unity and Healing: Building Communities with a Restorative Approach.” It was sponsored by the … read more

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The Beatitudes of Peace with John Dear

by Erin Bechtol // Home Page News

Have you wondered what Jesus meant when he said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” or “Blessed are the meek?” Have you ever asked yourself if these Beatitudes are merely spiritual ideals or teachings that can ground and center your … read more

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